POLICE INVESTIGATE ILLEGAL DRUG SALES IN CENTERVILLE

(Wilmington, DE 19807) During the months of January and February (2021), detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Drug Control Squad spear-headed an investigation based on information from the community.   

The detectives learned that 33-year-old Pierre Johnson of Smyrna and his female acquaintance, 28-year-old Naomi Patrick-Smith of Centerville were selling heroin, Fentanyl and crack cocaine all throughout New Castle County.

Yesterday, after sufficient probable cause was established, a search warrant was authored and executed at Smith’s residence located on the 5000 block of Old Kennett Pike.  Members of the New Castle County Division of Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team assisted the detectives with the search warrant execution.  

After initial contact was made, Johnson was seen climbing out of a second-floor bedroom window.  He then opted to crawl back in through the window, but not before throwing a handgun outside on the ground.

Both Johnson and Smith were taken into custody and their residence searched.  Detectives recovered the handgun and also seized 20.8 grams of heroin packaged for sale, 2 digital scales, 5 tablets of Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine or MDMA (Ecstasy), multiple cell phones and over $500 in cash.

Both were taken back to NCCPD HQ and charged. 

Johnson was charged with one count felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count felony Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity, two counts felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited,  one count felony Tampering With Physical Evidence, one count felony Conspiracy Second, one count misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, one count misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of $86,000 cash bail.

Smith was charged with one count of felony, Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity and one count of felony, Conspiracy Second Degree.

She was also arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was release after posting $52,000 secured bail.

POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN CHRISTIANA VILLAGE TOWNHOUSES

(Newark, De 19702) Earlier this morning (Feb 16), at approximately 12:45 a.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Flanders Way in the community of Christiana Village Townhouses. 

When the officers arrived at the scene, they discovered that the 35-year-old, male victim had been transported to a local EMS station by private vehicle.  At the EMS station, the victim was relayed by ambulance to a local area hospital. There the victim was treated for a gunshot wound to the torso and succumbed to his wounds. 

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.  This is an active investigation and additional releases will be forthcoming.

Colonel Vaughn M. Bond Jr. is requesting that anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information and/or video pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Det. DiNardo at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at David.DiNardo@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can also text a tip anonymously simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE.  You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Additionally, tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Division of Police.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.

INVESTIGATION UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF TWO MALE SUBJECTS FOUND IN VEHICLE IN BROOKSIDE

(Newark, De 19713) Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police have identified the homicide victims found deceased in a vehicle in the community of Brookside.  They have been identified as 20-year-old Zyitae Britt and 19-year-old Elijah Covington. 

“On behalf of the men and women of the New Castle County Division of Police, I wish to express our condolences and prayers to the families who lost loved ones.”  stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr., “I can assure our communities that we are working diligently to identify those responsible for this senseless crime.”

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Kevin Mackie (Kevin.Mackie@newcastlede.gov or 302-395-8133). You can also contact the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can text a tip anonymously, simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE. You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police.

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